Mumbai: A superstar like Aamir Khan is always showered with love and pampered with gifts by fans and followers on his birthday. But a particular celebration on Sunday, when he turned 56, would have pleased him no end.
It happened at the most unlikely of places — the Indian Embassy in Beijing, where a group of Chinese fans from the Aamir Khan China Fan Club, or ‘a+’ as it is called, assembled on Sunday afternoon.
In a first, the Chinese fans cut a cake, sang the birthday song, viewed clips from his popular movies and read out letters from admirers across China at the embassy.
During the special two-hour event, a Chinese remake of a music video from Dangal was screened and a number of clips related to Aamir were shown. The most touching one was about a young Chinese woman named Karen, who was invited to the actor’s home a few years ago.
The fan club has over a million followers on its Chinese social media handles Weibo and Douyin and organises events related to Aamir and his films in several Chinese cities.